Norm MacDonald

A ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Got Alex Trebek to Say ‘Turd Ferguson’

by Jacob Hall September 17, 2015 @ 10:37 AM
Alex Trebek is a cultural institution, a beacon of knowledge and grace under pressure. Everyone loves him. Which is why it’s always amusing to watch the unflappable host of Jeopardy say silly words and phrases in that reliable deadpan of his. A recent episode of the immortal game show saw him forced to say the name “Turd Ferguson,” which should amuse anyone with a passing knowledge of modern comedy.

SNL’s Norm MacDonald Tells a Crazy SNL 40 Story About “Celebrity Jeopardy!” and Eddie Murphy

by Britt Hayes February 18, 2015 @ 9:15 PM
SNL episodes are hard, often frenzied work, so you can imagine the sort of time and dedication and stress that went into the SNL 40 show, which featured new and former cast members along with several guest stars. One of the highlights of the three and a half hour event was the return of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” with Norm MacDonald, Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond reprising their iconic sketch roles alongside fellow SNL stars, including Kenan Thompson doing a hilarious (and timely) Bill Cosby impression. But according to MacDonald, Thompson wasn’t originally supposed to be in the sketch: Eddie Murphy was.

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special Confirms More Stars Than Possibly Fit in Headline [Updated]

by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 1, 2015 @ 11:16 PM
Merciful Zeus, if you thought Eddie Murphy returning to ‘SNL’ after 31 years for the 40th anniversary special on February 15 was big enough, wait until you get a load of the full roster. Rivaling turnout for the Emmys and Oscars combined, the upcoming ‘SNL’ reunion will feature everyone from legendary alumni like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase, to favorite hosts like Alec Baldwin, and even Taylor Swift, why not!

Norm Macdonald Has Just One Minute to Audition for 'The Late Late Show'

by Kate Erbland May 23, 2014 @ 11:10 AM
Although we don't know what's going to happen to CBS' 'The Late Late Show' after Craig Ferguson steps down from the gig later this year, comedian Norm Macdonald sure knows what he wants to happen. He wants that job! Mainly because the former 'SNL' star thinks it's kind of an easy position to fill. Could he possibly be right?

TBS Picks Up New Norm MacDonald Talk Show

by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 16, 2012 @ 9:18 AM
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It'll always be a shame to us that Norm MacDonald never took off the way Will Ferrell did following 'Saturday Night Live.'  Both great 'Saturday Night Live' stars and breakout performers, yet MacDonald never found the film success or popularity of Ferrell in any of his comedies.  But, you know what Will Ferrell never had?  His own talk show on TBS!